Head-To-Head Comparison: Napco Security Technologies (NSSC) versus Viscount Systems (VSYS)

Napco Security Technologies (NASDAQ:NSSC) and Viscount Systems (OTCMKTS:VSYS) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

35.7% of Napco Security Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 38.1% of Napco Security Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 91.3% of Viscount Systems shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Napco Security Technologies has a beta of 0.39, meaning that its stock price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Viscount Systems has a beta of 0.13, meaning that its stock price is 87% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Napco Security Technologies and Viscount Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Napco Security Technologies 0 0 1 0 3.00
Viscount Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A

Napco Security Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $14.00, indicating a potential downside of 13.79%. Given Napco Security Technologies’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Napco Security Technologies is more favorable than Viscount Systems.

Profitability

This table compares Napco Security Technologies and Viscount Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Napco Security Technologies 8.80% 13.45% 11.35%
Viscount Systems N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Napco Security Technologies and Viscount Systems’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Napco Security Technologies $91.75 million 3.29 $7.64 million N/A N/A
Viscount Systems $6.14 million 0.03 -$2.81 million N/A N/A

Napco Security Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Viscount Systems.

Summary

Napco Security Technologies beats Viscount Systems on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Napco Security Technologies Company Profile

Napco Security Technologies, Inc. manufactures and sells security products and software worldwide. The company offers access control systems, door security products, intrusion and fire alarm systems, and video surveillance systems for commercial, residential, institutional, industrial, and governmental applications. Its access control systems include various types of identification readers, control panels, PC-based computers, and electronically activated door-locking devices; and door locking devices comprise microprocessor-based electronic door locks with push button, card readers and bio-metric operation, door alarms, mechanical door locks, and simple dead bolt locks. The company's alarm systems include automatic communicators, cellular communication devices, control panels, combination control panels/digital communicators and digital keypad systems, fire alarm control panels, and area detectors; and video surveillance systems comprise video cameras, control panels, video monitors, or PCs. It also buys and resells various identification readers, video cameras, PC-based computers, and peripheral equipment for access control and video surveillance systems; and markets peripheral and related equipment manufactured by other companies. The company markets and sells its products primarily to independent distributors, dealers, and installers of security equipment. Napco Security Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Amityville, New York.

Viscount Systems Company Profile

Viscount Systems, Inc., through its subsidiary, Viscount Communication and Control Systems Inc., designs, manufactures, and sells access control and security products in North America. It offers intercom and physical access control systems, and emergency communications systems for various applications, including condominium/apartment building access and intercom; residential intercom; gated home/community access and intercom; seniors/government housing access, tracking, and intercom; elevator access and tracking; garage or perimeter gate control; and emergency communications. The company's principal product is the Enterphone intercom and access control system, a patented building entry control system that uses a building's internal phone wiring to allow access control for tenants, and intercom and access control between visitors and tenants. It also manufactures electronic entry access panels that can operate using the Enterphone system or dial-up telephone company lines. In addition, the company offers Enterphone iQ, a solution based on its MESH technology; MESH, a software-based building management system; Freedom, an Internet technology platform; and Liberty, a derivation of the Freedom for the smaller sized system access control market. Viscount Systems, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Burnaby, Canada.

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